The Swiss pianist, Jeanne Bovet, entered at age 6 years the Conservatoire de Neuchâtel. At age 15 she enrolled at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (CNMP), where she studied with Marthe Morhange, Yvonne Lefébure, Nadia Boulanger, Charles Koechlin, Olivier Messiaen, Charles Munch, Igor Stravinsky, and of course Alfred Cortot with whom she established a warm musical bond until his death. Among her classmates ere Dinu Lipatti, Samson François, violinist Ginette Neveu, and later Miguel Angel Estrella.
Passionate about music education, Jeanne Bovet taught at the Conservatoire de Berne for many years. She gave concerts in recital and with orchestra under the direction of the greatest conductors. In 1965, she bought with a friend an 11th-century chapel Vieux Rompon in Ardèche (France), rehabilitated and organised seasons of concerts in a prayerful atmosphere under the name “l’Offrande musicale” (the Musical Offering). Many musicians, thinkers, philosophers, writers, and above and simply friends have participated in the events.